[mythtv-users] First setup, using PVR250, but, is jumpy...
cayenne at cayennecomputing.com
Sat Jul 3 01:54:38 EDT 2004
I've just gotten Myth working on a box I found not being used. It is a
P3-600...256M ram. I'm running Gentoo linux with 2.6.5 kernel.
I have a PVR 250 as my capture card...and at this point am just sending the
video to a monitor...will attempt to send to the TV once I get the last bugs
It appears my functionality is basically working...but, from what I'd read
with the processor I have, and the PVR 250 I should be able to get the
480x480 size pretty easy. However, I look and I'm using about 92% cpu when
watching live tv. I have to drop it down to near 320x480 before it stops
being choppy (picture and sound 'hiccuping')...I'm guessing this is where it
is dropping frames?
Can someone give me some clues what to look for? I've checked and pretty much
nothing else running in the background I don't need. I'm using KDE 3.2. Are
there some settings or bit rates on parts of the setup I need to change or
I've read other had pretty good luck at decent resolutions, with a P3 600
processor...and I'm so noob, I just don't quite know where to look. Happy so
far of just getting it working at all....
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions/links...
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